San Francisco with Groupon
Visiting San Francisco in summer of 2020 was supposed to be an unforgettable adventure. While coronavirus and resulting California’s closures are altering traveling plans somewhat, SF is still must see and a great place to be even during a virus. With all its outdoor attractions and salty ocean air, corona doesn’t stand a chance here!
If you made plans or are in the process of making them, check out Groupon for the best deals on travel, entertainment, parks, museums, tours, and restaurants. You will not only save money, but will get help planning and maybe new ideas about how to best spend your time while in the city.
This is what you should look into:
Golden Gate Park is celebrating 150 years this summer, so check out its 1,000 acres of greenery, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Gardens, de Young Museum, and California Academy of Sciences, for which Groupon has a great deal.
One of the most popular things to do in summer is renting a bike and riding all over the city, through Land’ End Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio, Baker Beach, and many other world famous landmarks. Groupon offers deals for a few bike rental companies and you can save as much as 50% off.
One other way to get around the city and to visit many of its amazing museums and art scene is with San Francisco Explorer Pass, which is currently $54 with Groupon. If you would like to see this majestic city from water, consider a boat tour with Blue & Gold Fleet at Pier 39 with 13% off from Groupon.
San Fran is home to tens of museums: Asian Art Museum, SFMOMA, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and many others. Some museums, like Oakland Aviation Museum, Mare Island Naval Museum, and Bay Area Discovery Museum offer discounts as big as 70% off with Groupon this summer.
Sporting events are largely suspended this season, but when they are not, Groupon is the best place to find incredible deals.
Pier 39 and Aquarium of the Bay are two attractions that simply can’t be missed. Pier 39 is free, and so are city walks and bridge visits. Aquarium of the Bay is not free, but you can get 17% off with Groupon and get in for just $15.95 per person. We can’t stress enough that a free visit to Pier 39 is a must with its shops, restaurants, and resting seas lions.
If you are visiting San Francisco, you will need a place to stay, and accommodations are never cheap here. Groupon has many deals with discounts of 18%, 20%, and even 28% off a secret 4 star hotel. If you don’t want to travel right now, you can and should grab a good deal like this and book for a later day. Just make sure you pay attention to small print and expiration dates.
This year is special for SF because of three reasons: it’s 150 to Golden Gate Park, 50 years to San Francisco Pride, and 30 years since sea lions arrived at Pier 39. COVID might prevent some celebrations and gatherings, but you can visit and celebrate on your own terms and with Groupon discounts aplenty.
While in San Francisco, visit Mission District, home to bohemia and colorful murals about todays’ realities. Castro District is steeped in LGBT history and is also worth your visit. You can hire a city guide from Groupon or walk alone, it’s up to you.
Alcatraz should also be on your list and can be visited via Alcatraz tours or at least looked at from Pier 39. It’s only a 12 minute ferry ride from Pier 39. The tour is 3 hours long and really shows you why this jail was considered the worst prison in the world. Groupon often has specials for this tour as well.
Finally, come to the huge Beaux Arts Ferry Building and see Bay Bridge up close and personal. This bridge connects San Francisco to Oakland and is beautifully lit at night. Enjoy your stay and don’t forget to save with Groupon!